Sell your research

Well, maybe sell isn’t the right word. Publicise perhaps. So, how are you on the research Publicity Ps of Paper->Presentation->Poster->Podcast? Paper Well, it’s your research – can’t do that for you. However creating an academic document such as a thesis … Continue reading

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Being Post-digital

So I’m driving home, and the voice on the radio is droning on as usual, when something makes me wake up and pay attention. “We are living,” he says with all the confidence of the BBC, “in a post-digital age”. … Continue reading

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Who hates filing?

I don’t suppose any of us really enjoy filing, but we know (or fear)  that we should have some way of finding things when we need them again. Following a recent course on “Research Information Management”, Oxford researchers told us … Continue reading

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Programming Concepts

Course of the week We run quite a few programming courses here as part of the IT Learning Programme: C++, Java, PHP, MatLab, Perl and a little bit of VBA. All of these are at an introductory level – tasters … Continue reading

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FileMaker Pro

Course of the week Those of us on a Windows platform have access (sorry!) to a powerful, flexible database design application – MS Access. However, although several of the Microsoft Office tools are available on Mac OSX, Access is not … Continue reading

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Database Design Essentials

Course of the week Some of us, if we were tasked with writing a report, might sit in front of our favourite word processor and type away. Others might start by creating a plan of the document first, perhaps as … Continue reading

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User Centred Design

Course of the week Once upon a time I was a programmer. I learned many things as a programmer. For one, you cannot live on pizza and coffee alone. For another, the user interface IS the software. You can have … Continue reading

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Final Cut Pro

/Course/ Exam of the week As an Apple Authorised Training Centre for Education, one of our responsibilities is delivering Apple Professional exams. This week it was Final Cut Pro. The level one exam is multiple-choice and 90 minutes long – and … Continue reading

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Outlook 2010 (Nexus)

Course of the week Software releases <sigh/> It’s difficult to keep up, not just for those who use it but doubly so for those who teach it. At Oxford we have an extra complication; the colleges and divisions have a … Continue reading

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Multimedia: Screen and audio capture for teaching

Course of the week Does anyone read software manuals anymore? Did we ever? We are all familiar with the Just In Time model of learning – we find out what we need to know, when we need to know it. … Continue reading

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